CubicFarm Systems announced an agreement with Burnett Land & Livestock for 12 HydroGreen Grow System beta modules, daily feed production supply, and includes collaboration on a research program and feed analysis with HydroGreen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CubicFarms.
As part of the agreement, HydroGreen and Burnett will collaborate on the collection of data and research to quantify the livestock feed nutrition benefits, dry matter yield percentage gain, the performance of the herd, with a special interest in fertility, milk production, and the overall wellbeing of the animals.
Saving lots of water
“When evaluating Burnett’s scaling opportunities, we strongly recommended HydroGreen’s unique solution for its sustainable and scalable technology,” said Kevin Fiske, CEO, Total Dairy Solutions U.S.A. “HydroGreen’s fresh livestock feed technology has many benefits, including using less land and 92% less water than traditional pasture grazing.”
“Burnett’s ranch size required a significant increase in livestock feed production capacity and our new HydroGreen Vertical Pastures™ can handle their commercial-scale production needs,” said Dan Schmidt, President, HydroGreen. “As a technology company founded by farmers, we’re thrilled to collaborate with Burnett, an innovative, forward-thinking dairy and beef cattle ranch. Our research will enable us to apply our significant plant science knowledge to improve animal health and nutrition for our farmer partners.”
Jay Burnett, co-founder and operator of Burnett, said, “Water availability is an increasing concern in our industry and this technology is part of the solution. Our innovative agreement with HydroGreen allows us to collaborate on the technologies that will positively impact our growing production and expansion plans.”
This pioneering collaboration between Burnett and HydroGreen was initiated by Total Dairy Solutions the U.S.A., a global leader in dairy farm solutions when they evaluated the need for sustainable, commercial-scale solutions for livestock feed. The agreement includes 12 HydroGreen GLS808 modules to be installed on Burnett’s large U.S.-based beef cattle ranch and dairy farm in Carpenter, Wyoming.
Burnett’s operations include over 17,000 cattle located on 35,000 acres across the Midwestern and Western United States. As a trusted source of innovation and ag-tech, Total Dairy Solutions U.S.A. is a global reseller of the HydroGreen Grow System with over 200 employees servicing more than 400 dairies.
This beta project, called HydroGreen Vertical Pastures, will include the first installation of the commercial scale HydroGreen GLS808 modules on a large-scale farm. The 12 HydroGreen GLS808 modules, once installed, can produce 80% more fresh livestock feed than HydroGreen’s legacy systems, providing Burnett with up to 72,000lbs of feed daily. As part of the feed ration, that’s enough to feed 2,000 animals daily. Burnett will purchase all the daily feed production supply with the option to purchase the modules and expand to accommodate Burnett’s full operational needs.